Conveniently located in the city of Chiang Mai,
Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) provides high quality education in an ideal social and cultural environment. CMIS has been helping meet the educational needs of the international community in northern Thailand since 1954.
We offer an English-language, American-sourced education taught from an international perspective. Our well qualified teachers provide instruction that is aligned to a standards-based curriculum focused on learning. The academically rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered in our high school help prepare our graduates for admission to outstanding universities and colleges around the world.
Built on a tradition of providing educational excellence in a caring community, today we remain the school of choice for students from 35 different countries. While remaining true to our core values of the Christian faith, we welcome students from all faiths, cultures, nationalities, and backgrounds from the expanding international community in northern Thailand.
CMIS is licensed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, owned by the Foundation of the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT), and operated through an appointed nine-member administrative advisory board. The day-to-day activities of the school are run by a Thai school manager, a Thai director, a foreign superintendent, and two principals (elementary and secondary).
"Educational excellence in a caring community committed to Christian values, equipping international students for lives of learning and positive contributions locally and globally."
CMIS celebrates the richness and variety of an international community in a Thai setting. The School encourages students, parents and staff to appreciate the culture and people of Thailand, and to enjoy strong international relationships throughout life.
CMIS teaches and models the Christian worldview, demonstrates the love of God in community life, and encourages the development of good character.
At CMIS, students can make their own informed response to what is taught in an environment where opinions, differences and other worldviews are discussed with mutual respect.
CMIS is a caring community, which nurtures a sense of belonging and mutual responsibility for the well-being, safety, and healthy lifestyles of staff, students and their families.